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By Jim Myers, NKF patient-advocate

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic conditions through the use of an individually tailored nutrition plan based on a comprehensive nutrition assessment conducted by a Registered Dietitian (RD). A physician may refer an individual to an RD for this service. The goal of Medical...

It’s time to shine a light on a little talked about but common result of systemic lupus-lupus nephritis. 

  • Lupus affects 1.5 million adults in the U.S.
  • In adults with lupus, 50% will have kidney disease
  • Between 1 and 3 out of every 10 people with lupus nephritis will develop kidney failure

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In 2014, Shadaiah (Shae) Forsey was a typical tenth-grade student. She studied, hung out with friends, and dreamed of the future. Then, an unexpected lupus and lupus nephritis diagnosis flipped her world upside down. Instead of letting it get her down, Shae embraced life with lupus. 

This is her story.

A Life-Changing Diagnosis

Shae gained thirty pounds in two months despite no changes to her diet or exercise...

Nate Robinson, an NBA champion who set a league record with three NBA Slam Dunk titles, just revealed his 16-year-long battle with kidney disease that ended in kidney failure. Having made history on the basketball court, Robinson is now on a mission to help all affected by kidney disease.

“I wouldn’t trade it [kidney disease] for the world. This is my story, and this is my journey,”...

40%-50%of people with kidney disease experience hyperkalemia or high potassium. A healthcare professional or dietitian will advise you as to the specific level of restriction you need based on your individual health.

While fruits and vegetables contain potassium, people following a potassium-restricted diet can still enjoy a wide array of colorful, delicious, and versatile options. 

Here are 40 low potassium fruits and...

Entre el 40 % y el 50 % de las personas con enfermedad renal tienen hiperpotasemia o potasio alto. Un profesional de atención médica o dietista le recomendará el nivel de restricción específico que necesita según su salud individual.

Si bien las frutas y verduras contienen potasio, las personas que siguen una dieta restringida en potasio igualmente pueden disfrutar de una amplia...

¡Es el Mes Nacional del Riñón! Celebra tomando el control de tu salud renal con seis programas de la NKF diseñados para ayudarte a lograrlo.

1. ¿Eres parte del 33%?

Actualmente, el 33% de la población en los Estados Unidos está en riesgo de enfermedad renal. Eso significa que 1 de cada 3 adultos en América podría desarrollar enfermedad renal crónica en el futuro y probablemente ni siquiera lo sepan. Si tienes un...